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Gilbert (Gib) Wright

Gilbert (Gib) Wright, 84, passed away peacefully Feb. 23, 2011, in McCall from heart failure.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in Ogden Utah at the Lindquist Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may call at the mortuary Thursday, March 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Friday morning prior to funeral services.

Internment will be at the Washington Heights Cemetery.

A memorial will also be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in McCall on Saturday March 12, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Gibís humorous, always-willing-to-help, generous personality will be greatly missed by his friends and family; especially by his loving wife, 12 children, 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Gib was born Aug. 26, 1926 in Ogden Utah; the son of Raymond S. Wright and Florence West Wright. After graduating from high school, he served as a rifle marksman in the United States Marines for four years during World War II.

While serving his country, he earned a medal of good conduct and left with an honorable discharge in 1947. Following service to his country, he went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a rodman, brakeman and conductor; retiring in 1988 after 42 years of service.

In his spare time he worked as a carpenter, building several homes in the Ogden area. Gib was a member of the LDS church.

Gib married Colleen Tauro in 1947. They later divorced. He then married Mary Jean Swenson in 1967.

Following his retirement, they moved to McCall, where they made many happy memories together playing with their children and grandchildren. Gib loved horseback riding, hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.

Gib is survived by his loving wife Mary Jean; his children, Greg Wright, Karen Farr, Robert Wright, Rodney (Kim) Wright, Kathy (Chris) Jensen, Gary Wright, Ronnie (Katie) Wright, Valarie (Gary) Partington, Mary (Ron) Bishop, Chris (Dave) Dewey, Brett Swenson and Shawn (Wanita) Swenson; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Buchanan, and brother Sam Wright.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Wright; a sister, Arvella Child; and a daughter, Kari Ann Driver.


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